nothing to it, there's

(there's) nothing to it

1. It is or was very simple or easy; it isn't or wasn't difficult at all. And see? The computer starts up again like new. Nothing to it! A: "Are pancakes hard to make?" B: "Oh no, there's nothing to it." Dad's very mechanical, so any time he says, "Ah, there's nothing to it," I don't believe him!
2. There is no truth to what is being discussed. People like to think I somehow rigged the election, but there's simply nothing to it. A: "And what about the rumors that you leaked the information?" B: "Nothing to it. Simply rumors." The tabloids can say whatever they want about our marriage, but there's nothing to it. I can assure you, my wife and I are still very happily married.
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nothing to it, there's

It's not at all difficult, it's easy, as in Of course I can fix the faucet-there's nothing to it. This hyperbolic term was first recorded in 1934.
See also: nothing, to
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